October 19, 2018

World Spotlight: Italy

Library blog posts related to ItalyEuropean Month of Culture: Spotlight on Italy In the Muse May 13, 2016 Alan Lomax in Italy: a letter to Goffredo Plastino Folklife Today May 21, 2015 Deciphering the Land: An Unknown Estate Survey Book from Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century Italy Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps February 19, 2016 The Italian Legislative Procedure In Custodia Legis June 17, 2013 Law, a Curse and Life in an Italian Ghetto In Custodia Legis … [Read more...]

Today in History: Alaska

Today in History–November 20–the Library of Congress features the Alaska Highway, opened on this date in 1942. Originally known as the Alcan Highway, this 1,500-miles-long roadway connected Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more information and primary sources related to the great state of Alaska.Alaska stories from America's LibraryAlaska primary source setAlaska … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Sioux (Dakota) & Sitting Bull

Sioux imagesDakota imagesSioux ghost dance (film)Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear: Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota streaming webcastOral history interviews mentioning Sioux indiansIndian fanfares: The Camanche revel, The Sioux gaillarde, The Manitou air dancePoems from Sioux and Chippewa songsBooks related to the SiouxTexts related to the Dakota and the SiouxSioux indian historic newspaper coverageDakota indian … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Wampanoag

The Wampanoag the tribe in Massachusetts is famous for having helped the Pilgrims to survive the first difficult winters in America. Learn more by clicking through to the links below.ImagesWampanoag image set Massasoit and his warriors Massasoit--On his way to meet the Pilgrims and sign the Peace Treaty Goffe rallying the men of Hadley [in defense of Indian attack during King Philip's War, Hadley, Mass., 1675-76]Historical newspaper coverageMassasoit … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: The Seminoles

Seminole image setPolitical cartoons related to the SeminolesMaps related to the SeminolesSeminole song recordingsBooks about the SeminolesIndian Chieftain newspaper 1882-1902Seminole Indians historic newspaper coverage through 1922Modern-day legislation related to the SeminolesSkulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida, 1800-1842 streaming webcastSeminole Chief OsceolaOsceola in Florida background Osceola of Florida portrait … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Chile

Chile: Places in the NewsChile country studyCountry profile: Chile BBCChile timeline BBCChile primary source set from the World Digital LibraryChile imagesChile mapsCanción nacional chilena 1901-04-12 song recordingMañana Chilean danceChile literary recordingsChile books and documents (English & Spanish)U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Chile through 1922Service in Chile: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Jazz Music

Jazz audio recordingsJazz webcasts and performance videosJazz image setGottlieb jazz photos on Flickr"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free" images & scoreJazz sheet musicJazz life historiesJazz Chicago 1 Jazz Chicago 2 Jazz Chicago styleJazz Singers online exhibitionJazz magazine clippings from the William P. Gottlieb collectionHistorical newspaper coverage: jazzMore jazz textsInfluence of Jazz on Modern Music … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Argentina

Argentina primary source set from the World Digital LibraryArgentina imagesArgentina webcastsArgentina mapsArgentina songsArgentine literary recordingsArgentina books and documents (English & Spanish)U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Argentina through 1922Service in Argentina: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning ArgentinaU.S. legislation related to ArgentinaGuide to Law Online: … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Panama

Panama country studyPanama timeline BBCPanama: Places in the NewsPanama primary source set from the World Digital LibraryPanama imagesPanama films & webcastsPanama mapsPanama songsPanama documents and booksU.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Panama through 1922Service in Panama: U.S. veteran oral historiesForeign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning PanamaU.S. legislation related to PanamaGuide to Law Online: … [Read more...]

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Arts & Culture

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the arts and culture but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. NOTE: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.Exchanging Worlds, Exploring and Encountering Empire: World’s Fair Columbian ExpositionThe 1893 World Columbian … [Read more...]